GLASS LIPS (Lech Majewski, 2007)

As mental asylum films go, Lech Majewski’s Szklane usta, from Poland, is much better than Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975); but that isn’t saying much. Adapted from 33 short videos, part of Majewski’s gallery installation titled Blood of a Poet, it has been transferred to film and consists of the insane […]

JULIE WALKING HOME (Agnieszka Holland, 2001)

A co-production of Canada and Poland, Agnieszka Holland’s powerful Julie Walking Home is aptly titled—except in the U.S., where it is ambiguously called The Healer. Julie Makowsky declares her ten-year life-partnership with Henry over when she walks in on him having sex with another woman. The couple has two children, twins, a boy and a […]